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  • Education dominates conversation with GOP candidate for governor

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    The two dozen or so people who showed up in Colorado Springs on Tuesday night to chat with Bob Beauprez, the Republican candidate for Colorado governor, had an intimate setting to ask him about anything and everything, but education concerns dominated the conversation. Donna Nelson,...

  • El Paso County commissioners seek oversight in emergencies

    By Stephen Hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    The El Paso Board of County Commissioners - not the Sheriff's Office - will have supervision over the people, radio frequencies and vehicles needed to manage an emergency response in future disasters, commissioners decided Tuesday. Commissioners, though, decided to be patient about...

  • Hickenlooper marks one-year anniversary of Fort Lyon homeless program

    By Megan Schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    The idea that a former minimum security prison in a remote part of Colorado would be a good spot to treat the chronically homeless had its share of doubters. But exactly a year after Fort Lyon opened near Las Animas in southeast Colorado, almost 250 people are living there, working...

  • Colorado Springs City Council votes on tax rebate, parks plan

    By MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Council voted 6-2 Tuesday to grant energy giant Kinder Morgan a tax rebate as an incentive for its decision to remodel its downtown building. Council members Helen Collins and Joel Miller voted against the deal that makes the Houston-based company eligible...

  • City Attorney's Office to represent Colorado Springs police in lawsuit

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Attorney's Office will represent members of the SWAT team and the city's top police officers in a lawsuit filed against them after an hours-long standoff in 2012 ended with police discharging an explosive device into a man's home. Ronald Brown, an Army...

  • Colorado Springs school superintendent to receive 'Spirit of Springs' award Tuesday

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach will present the Spirit of the Springs Award to Colorado Springs School District 11 Superintendent Nicholas Gledich at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, in the district administration office, 1115 N. El Paso St. Gledich was named as one the nation’s 15 “Leaders to...

  • Colorado regulators OK health insurance premiums

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    DENVER — State regulators have approved more than 1,000 health insurance plans offered by 20 carriers for 2015 that, on statewide average, will increase premiums by 1.18 percent over last year. Insurance commissioner Marguerite Salazar tells The Denver Post (http://goo.gl/eLe9OY) the...

  • Colorado Springs City Council expected to choose path for Jones Park

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -By monica mendoza - the gazette
    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    The fate of 1,200 acres of forestland known as Jones Park remains undecided, but new ideas about what to do with the property emerged from the Colorado Springs City Council on Monday. - Here are some of the considerations for the land, which is owned by the city and managed by Colorado...

  • Gov. Hickenlooper to visit new facility for homeless

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper will be in southern Colorado to mark the first year of a facility in Las Animas that provides housing for the homeless. The Democratic governor will be at the Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community campus on Tuesday morning. It was repurposed from...

  • Colorado sheriffs unhappy about Biden security costs

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    ASPEN — Two Colorado sheriffs are unhappy about the security costs of vice president Joe Biden's short weekend visit to Aspen. Biden was in town for less than 24 hours to speak at an annual conference hosted by the private equity firm Forstmann Little & Co, the Aspen Daily News...

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